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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jakdupkustoms, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. 40StudeDude
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    Especially when it's YOUR car... stay at it and keep posting...love to see Caddy's being built...besides, build threads give me ideas for my 48 Cadillac Sedanet...it'll be next after I get the wagon done...!!!

    R-
     
  2. jakdupkustoms
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    Nothings Sacred.. Might have just named my car. All cars need names.
     
  3. VintageConcepts
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    What are you doing with a firewall? Are you gona remove all the vents out (new panel) or just patch all the holes?
     
  4. jakdupkustoms
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    Im gonna french some drain tubes inside the car and then put a new piece over the whole thing. Ill probably be doing that next week. Ill post pics up of what I do

    I did a three inch channel (body drop) thats why its all cut out right now.

    Right now im putting a notch cover and floor back in.
     
  5. VintageConcepts
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    Well, I got down to my firewall and not much room for A/C. Are you going to have a/c in it… whats the plan?
     
  6. jakdupkustoms
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    Vintage air inside. Have to have AC
     
  7. jakdupkustoms
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    Tons of room inside for behind dash unit especially because glove box is in middle on 56.
     
  8. VintageConcepts
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    Got it…Ill be watching this thing getting build.
     
  9. 59mercsled
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    Did you take anything out of the rockers when you did the body drop?
     
  10. jakdupkustoms
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    Yes 1.5 inches didnt want to go too much. Headroom IS gonna be an issue.
     
  11. jakdupkustoms
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    Trying to keep as much original sheet metal as possible but sometimes it just doesn't work.

    I wanted to reuse original wheel wells and move up but I had to cut them up pretty good to get them out. I will be using 225-75-15's don't want no small tire on there.
     
  12. mika112
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    cool car .
    I will follow the links .
     
  13. bonez
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    Yeah, thats what i was askin, so it actually is half doored LOL if such a term could even make sense on this board :cool:
    Sick fab work btw.
     
  14. jakdupkustoms
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    Yes it is half doored. Didnt like the way the rockers rolled under couldnt tell it was laying. If im gonna do the work to cut the whole damn floor out I want it to look floored. Kinda want to do rocker like a 54 chev.
     
  15. bonez
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    I know the problem. I solved that issue on my daily by usig angle iron. Sounds ghetto as fuck, but the outcome was real good.
     
  16. tuunanen
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    Nice projekt. You must choped the top, i take 3" all but it's better take 3" front and 3 1/2 back.
     
  17. jakdupkustoms
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    Heres a lil more got er layin pretty good.

    I just joined the HAMB alliance. Figure i can contribute to the cause. Maybee the caddy can get a cool firewall tag too.
     
  18. VintageConcepts
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    Now thats gonna be a sweet ride!
     
  19. Ester Eddie
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    Man I can't wait to see that ! I love those 48 Cadillacs :D
     
  20. jakdupkustoms
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    Trunk almost finished.

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    Not a whole hell of allot of room under there.
     
  21. jakdupkustoms
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    1x2 drain frenched into pocket for drainage then I will sheet whole firewall.
     
  22. davideli
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    what are u doing for steering? will the headers get in the? . Also if u get rid the the floor pan , i dont mind taking it for mine. :D
     
  23. Can you explain what half doored means? I'm assuming its a mini truck term. Cool build by the way.
     
  24. jakdupkustoms
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    If you cut your rocker off you lay your door on the ground its called Doored.
    Not necessarily a mini trucker term. I cant cut my rocker completely off hence the term half doored. I think we just made that up.

    Headers and steering no problem. Just raised the floor pan still using it.
     
  25. billys54
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  26. 50 chevy matt
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    i want the front bumper for my 50 chevy 3100 :(
     
  27. jakdupkustoms
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    Mocking up the front to check out things.

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    Been busy blasting and epoxy priming all the removable parts. Trunk fenders doors hood. Body is next.
     
  28. JakeDW
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    Lookin bad ass.

    Jake
     
  29. 50 chevy matt
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    You just had to put the front bumper on straight after my post about wanting it lol
    looking sharp indeed :D
     
  30. Cool thanks! Whatever you wanna call it I'm planning to do the same thing to my '62 Chrysler.
     

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